About Conference

The BRICS bloc, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, represents over 25% of the world’s GDP and 42% of its population. By 2030, these nations are expected to constitute more than half of the global GDP. However, they face unique governance challenges, including sustainable development, digital transformation, financial inclusion, and data privacy. In this context, the public sector plays a crucial role in addressing these issues and driving social and economic progress. 

In 2024, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur will host a conference themed ‘Collaboration for Innovation in the BRICS’ Public Sector.’ The event aims to create a platform for knowledge sharing, innovative solutions, and dialogue, focusing on intertwining public administration with sustainable development, digitization, and ethical leadership. Attendees include academics and public and private sector leaders from the BRICS countries. The conference’s ultimate goal is to promote prosperity, inclusivity, and sustainability.

Conference Highlights:

  • Doctoral Colloquium
  • Academic Paper Presentation/Case Presentation
  • Research Methodology Workshop
  • Paper Development Workshop
  • Director’s Panel and Awards
  • Advanced Management Program in Government Relations

Academic Tracks

  • Track 1 : Emerging Issues in Public Administration and Management
  • Track 2 : Corporate Governance
  • Track 3 : Diplomacy and International Business
  • Track 4 : NGOs and Public Sector Relations
  • Track 5 : Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Track 6 : Digitalization in Public Infrastructure
  • Track 7 : Innovation in Public Infrastructure
  • Track 8 : Innovation in Governance
  • Track 9 : Ethical Leadership in Public Sector
  • Track 10 : Economic Growth and Trade Integration
  • Track 11 : Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in BRICS
  • Track 12 : Financial Reforms and Management
  • Track 13 : Data Privacy and Security
  • Track 14 : Management Cases specific to BRICS Economies
  • Track 15 : Tourism and Cultural Studies in BRICS
  • Track 16 : Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
  • Track 17 :Driving Transformation: India’s Revolutionary Initiatives
    • 17.1 : The UPI Revolution
    • 17.2 : Covid Vaccination Drive
    • 17.3 : Digital Transformation through GST
    • 17.4 : Vande Bharat Railway Innovation

Doctoral Colloquium

(March 6 & 7, 2024)

The doctoral colloquium (DC) is an opportunity for Ph.D. scholars to advance their careers in management scholarship through mutual learning and benefit from expert feedback. The DC at the conference has two tracks: (1) Ph.D.: Design and Execution of Research, and (2) Guidance to publish your thesis.

  • Target: PhD Students
  • Requirement: Research Proposal (1500 words)
  • Deadline: December 31st, 2023
  • Opportunity to win the best doctoral proposal award.

Academic Paper Presentation/Case Presentation

(March 6, 7, & 8, 2024)

The conference provides a forum for sharing, discussing, and deliberating on a variety of research agendas, ideas, and findings related to unique governance challenges faced by the BRICS nations.

  • Target: Academicians, research scholars, students and practitioners
  • Requirement: An extended abstract of up to 1000 words (visit conference website for format)
  • Optional: Full paper submission (on acceptance of abstract) – for review and ‘Best Research Paper award’ (Deadline 31st January 2024)
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31st December 2023
  • Best Paper Award (Faculty)
  • Best Paper Award (Scholar)
  • Best Case Award
  • Publication Opportunities:
    • Opportunity to publish the cases from Track 14 in the Case House of IIM Raipur (CHIRP)
    • Global Public Policy and Governance journal
    • The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (TIJ)

Research Methodology Workshop

(March 6, 2024)

The Research Methodology Workshop is an intensive program designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to conduct high-quality research. The highlights of the workshop are:

  • Target: Early-career academia and research scholars
  • Covers research design, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Provides hands-on experience with various research tools.

Paper Development Workshop

(March 7, 2024)

The Paper Development Workshop is a targeted session to help researchers refine their academic papers for publication. The workshop provides guidance on writing effectively, structuring arguments, conducting literature reviews, and addressing reviewers’ comments. The highlights of the workshop are:

  • Target: Early-career academia and research scholars
  • Helps researchers refine academic papers for publication.
  • Offers guidance on effective writing and argument structuring.
  • Provide training on conducting literature reviews.
  • Assists in understanding and addressing reviewers’ comments.

Advanced Management Program in Government Relations

(3-day program-Registration fee: INR 20,000)
  • Target: Mid-senior management executives and policy makers
  • Modules
    • Module 1: Understanding Government Policy Making Landscape
    • Module 2: Disaster management
    • Module 3: Analytical Approaches to Policy Impact
  • Submission of Expression of Interest: January 31 2024
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